I installed Bing search provider to our SharePoint 2010 server. Now I am trying to embed the search results coming from Bing to search results page but Federated Results Web part is not visible in the Search category in web part list.

I deactivated and reactivated SharePoint Search Web Parts feature to no avail, the web part is not visible.

Any ideas?

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Have you followed the guide outlined by microsoft?

1.Download the Open Search Description (.OSDX) file. You can download a connector from the Available connectors list.

2.Import the file into the search solution by doing the following: In Central Administration, click Manage service applications, and then click either the name of the Search service application (when you use SharePoint Server 2010, Search Server 2010, or Search Server 2010 Express) or the name of your FAST Search Query Search Service Application (when you use FAST Search Server 2010 for SharePoint) where you want to add the federated location.

On the Search Administration page, click Federated Locations, and then click Import Location.

On the Import Federated Location page, browse to the .OSDX file that you saved in step 1, select the file, and then click Open. Click OK, and then click Done.

3.Connect the federated location to an end-user results page by doing the following: On a results page in the Search Center, on the Site Actions menu, click Edit Page. Click the zone where you want to add the Web Part, and then add the Federated Results Web Part, Top Federated Results Web Part, or Core Results Web Part to the page.

Right-click the Web Part, and then click Properties.

In the Web Part Properties panel, expand Location Properties, on the Location drop-down list, select the location that you imported, and then click OK. On the ribbon, click Stop Editing.

If you do not see the web part then you need to go to Site Collection Features to activate it ;)

go to Site Actions->Site Settings-> Go to top level site settings->Site collection features and Activate the Office SharePoint Server Search Web Parts feature.


hope it helps :)

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